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People and Awards

ABC Names the 2020 Top Performers in U.S. Commercial and Industrial Construction

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 10:30 AM

WASHINGTON, March 9—Associated Builders and Contractors today released its 2020 Top Performers lists, which recognize ABC member contractors’ achievements in safety, quality, diversity and project excellence ranked by work hours, with special designations identified.

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ABC Announces New Vice President of Construction Technology and Innovation

Monday, March 9, 2020 9:00 AM

WASHINGTON, March 9—Associated Builders and Contractors announced today that Matthew Abeles has been appointed to the newly created role of vice president of construction technology and innovation. As a leader in this space, Abeles will spearhead efforts to integrate construction technology and innovation into all aspects of ABC’s strategic initiatives, particularly total human health, world-class safety and workforce development.

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ABC and Southwire Form Strategic Partnership to Provide Safe, Innovative Electrical Solutions

Monday, February 17, 2020 9:30 AM

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17—Associated Builders and Contractors and leading electrical manufacturer Southwire, headquartered in Carrollton, Georgia, today announced a strategic partnership that will provide ABC chapters and contractor members with innovative, productive electrical solutions.  

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ABC Elects 2020 National Chair, Executive Committee

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 11:17 AM

SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 13―Associated Builders and Contractors’ Board of Directors elected Tim Keating, owner and president, R. C. Stevens Construction Co., to serve as the 2020 ABC national chair during the association’s annual Leadership Institute in San Antonio. Steve Klessig, vice president of architecture and engineering, Keller Inc., was elected chair-elect and Stephanie Schmidt, president, Poole Anderson Construction, was elected secretary. 

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ABC Names the Top-performing Contractors in U.S. Commercial and Industrial Construction

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 10:06 AM
WASHINGTON, June 4—Associated Builders and Contractors today released its 2019 Top Performers lists, which recognize ABC member contractors’ achievements in safety, quality, diversity and project excellence ranked by work hours, with special designations identified. Published as a supplement to Construction Executivemagazine, the lists identify the Top 150 Performers, Top 50 Performers with Special Designations and Top 20 Performers by Region. Read the rest of entry »

Construction Executive Wins 2019 Gold Circle Award for Excellence in Association Communications

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 2:16 PM
WASHINGTON, May 7—Construction Executive, the magazine for the business of construction, won an ASAE 2019 Gold Circle Award in the e-newsletter category for CE This Week. The customizable weekly newsletter was launched in 2018 along with a newconstructionexec.com website to celebrate the magazine’s 15th anniversary as the leading source for news, market developments and business issues impacting the construction industry. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Honors Student Winners of Annual Construction Management Competition

Thursday, March 28, 2019 6:35 PM
LONG BEACH, California, March 29—Twenty-one teams of undergraduate students from colleges and universities nationwide put their construction project leadership skills to the test during Associated Builders and Contractors’ annual Construction Management Competition at ABC Convention 2019 in Long Beach, California, March 24-28. The four-person teams, which were assigned to complete the same construction management project over two days, received awards in five categories at the Careers in Construction Awards ceremony at the convention’s conclusion.  Read the rest of entry »

ABC Honors Contractors Leading the Industry in Safety Performance

Thursday, March 28, 2019 10:00 AM
LONG BEACH, California, March 28—Associated Builders and Contractors announced the winners of the 2018 National Safety Excellence Awards during the 29th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards at ABC Convention 2019 in Long Beach, California. A total of 42 ABC member companies were recognized for their safety performance at a gala on March 27. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Announces National Diversity Excellence Award Winners

Thursday, March 28, 2019 10:00 AM

LONG BEACH, California, March 28—Associated Builders and Contractors has named the winners of the National Diversity Excellence Awards, an annual recognition of ABC members that display exemplary diversity leadership in their workforce, supply chain and community with best-in-class recruitment policies, retention practices and education and mentoring programs. The winners were honored at the 29th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards during ABC Convention 2019 in Long Beach, California.

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ABC Names 2019 Young Professional of the Year

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 3:17 PM
LONG BEACH, California, March 29—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced that Lance Arvel, business development, Group Contractors, LLC, received ABC’s annual Young Professional of the Year Award. Arvel was honored during the Careers in Construction Awards at ABC Convention 2019 in Long Beach, California.
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